How to move applications in AOMEI Partition Assistant?

September 10, 2021

This article will show you how to move applications to another location with App Mover in AOMEI Partition Assistant.

App Mover is used to free up drive's space by moving applications from one partition to another. It helps move applications from one partition to another safely and effortlessly so that you can free more space on the original partition. Moved applications will work without issues on the destination location, and you can also restore them back to the original location.

To move applications

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, and then click "All Tools" and "App Mover".

App Mover

Step 2: Click "Next" to continue the operation.

Instruction

Step 3. All your partitions will be listed in the window, the number and size of installed apps on every partition will also be displayed. Choose one partition that you want to move applications from and click "Next".

Select Partition

Step 4. All movable apps in the selected partition will be listed, choose applications you want to move and select the target location, then click "Move".

Select Apps

Step 5. You will see a pop-up message to confirm forcibly closing running applications when moving starts. Click "OK" to begin the process.

Move Warning

To restore applications

When you have moved some applications, you might want to restore them to the original location due to some reasons. App Mover can restore moved applications.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, and then click "All Tools" and "App Mover".
Step 2. Click "Manage/Restore Apps", the applications you have moved before will be listed, choose one or multiple apps you want to restore and click "Restore".

Restore Apps


Step 3. You will see a pop-up message to confirm forcibly closing running applications when restoring starts. Click "OK" to begin the process.

Restore Warning

Note:

  • To ensure the apps run properly, please don't move or delete files in the source and target directory.
  • You can see operation records of app movement in "Manage/Restore Apps"-->"View Logs".
  • If you move the installation directory of moved applications manually to another location, AOMEI Partition Assistant might be unable to detect it. You need to select the app and then re-load the current location under "Manage/Restore Apps"-->"Repair Location", then you can do the restore.
  • When you move the application to another location successfully, you will see a shortcut of the installation directory in the original location. This will not take up disk space and please do not delete it.